Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jubilee Line Constraints

I hear rumours from my informed sources that questions are being asked about the surprisingly good train service to Stanmore on the Jubilee Line. It is indeed good. It is 19 trains during the peak hour and 16 in the … Continue reading

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Ladies Only Compartments

It is easy to forget that until comparatively recent times British trains were composed predominately of ‘compartment’ stock. Compartments were designed for (typically) between eight and twelve passengers, depending on type. Longer distance trains had compartments accessed from a narrow … Continue reading

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Iain Banks and the wee dram

The sad but unexpected loss of author Iain Banks recently has created more eulogies than I had expected. This is not because I had ever thought his writing was not worthy, but merely that the literati seem only to know … Continue reading

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